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75% of Ebola cases are female: want to know why?

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Hey guys, my name is Saúl, I’m part of the One Girl online media team and have been working on media coverage for all your awesome Do It In a Dress adventures! My background is in journalism with specific training in human rights and gender studies, so you can imagine just how psyched I was to come on board the One Girl team, a chance to write uplifting stories about the transformative nature of education for girls? It couldn’t be more up my alley! I’m going to bring you up to speed with the Ebola crisis currently sweeping through Sierra Leone and…

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Celebrate International Day of the Girl with us!

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Next week, on October 11, the world will mark another International Day of the Girl. We exist because we believe that EVERY girl on the planet has the right to an education. We believe in investing in girls – in their futures, in their education, in their dreams. So, International Day of the Girl is an important day for us. It’s a chance to put the issues and challenges that girls around the world face, in the spotlight. It’s an opportunity for us to amplify conversations about girls’ education and empowerment. And it’s a day to take action.  It’s a day to reflect…

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Dave's got some big news..

I’ve got some big news

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Hi guys, Dave here. I’ve got some big news to announce. You should probably sit down for this one, or if you’re on the tram, brace yourself! Here it goes… After co-founding One Girl five years ago I’ve decided it’s time for me to move on from my role as co-CEO. This is possibly the biggest AND hardest decision I’ve made in my life. You could say it has definitely come with a range of emotions. But the feeling I love the most is how proud I am… How UNBELIEVEBLY proud I am. Like all great things, they usually start…

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One Girl’s New Chapter

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We’ve come a long way since One Girl was just an idea in the minds of co-founders David Dixon and Chantelle Baxter. We’ve raised awareness of the challenges faced by girls and women in Sierra Leone and beyond, and made real differences in their lives. After five years at One Girl, co-founder and co-CEO David Dixon has decided it is time to move on from his role onto new challenges. David has been instrumental in the creation of One Girl and especially active in setting up our programs on the ground in Sierra Leone. David’s resilience, tenacity, hard work and…

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Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone : What we’re doing and how you can help

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It’s been a couple of months now since our last update on Ebola. Since then the outbreak has spread further and deeper throughout West Africa. The deadly virus is now in 5 countries: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released updated numbers of confirmed and suspected cases up to almost 5,000 – with just over 2,400 deaths. About a third of these have occurred in Sierra Leone. The Ebola outbreak has had devastating effects on the country, as well as the entire West African region – and it’s not slowing down. Things are…

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Let's join Malala's fight for girls education and education for all

Books are #StrongerThan Bullets: Why Malala Day matters

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Today much of the world is celebrating July 14 as Malala Day. It coincides with Malala Yousafzai’s birthday 2 days earlier – this year she turns 17. In her young life, Malala has become a powerful leader and inspiration for a global movement, not only for girls’ education, but education for all. She’s a courageous advocate, speaker, author, and a living example of how education can transform not just individual lives – but whole societies. But Malala Day is more than just a celebration of one person’s life and fight – it’s a chance for us to lend our voices and take action…

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